Prevalence of seasonal difficulties in mood and behavior among Japanese civil servants.
Most prevalence studies of seasonal changes in mood and behavior have come from Western countries.
The authors'goal was to determine the prevalence ofseasonal changes in mood and behavior in a randomly selected group of Japanese workers.
They administered a Japanese translation of the Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire to 1,276 civil servants in Nagoya, Japan.
The estimated prevalence of winter seasonal affective disorder was 0.86%, the estimated prevalence of winter subsyndromal seasonal affective disorder was 0.86%, the estimated prevalence of summer seasonal affective disorder was 0.94%, and the estimated prevalence ofsummer subsyndromal seasonal affective disorder was 2.12%. Conclusions : The authors conclude that seasonal changes in mood and behavior occur in Japan, but at a lower frequency and with a different profile than in the United States or Europe.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Variation saisonnière, Trouble humeur, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Fonctionnaire, Japon, Asie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Seasonal variation, Mood disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Civil servant, Japan, Asia, Human
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Cote : 95-0467153
Code Inist : 002B18C07A. Création : 01/03/1996.